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COAH Meeting Canceled After State Supreme Court Issues Temporary Stay
Colleen O'Dea | March 12, 2014 | More Issues, Housing, Planning
Appellate panel had ordered fair-share housing agency to hold its first meeting in 10 months
Christie Administration Ignores Top Court’s Affordable-Housing Mandate
Colleen O'Dea | February 27, 2014 | More Issues, Politics, Housing, Planning
Missed deadline for new COAH quotas sets stage for legal showdown as fair-housing and environmental advocates cry foul
Explainer: FEMA’s Rating System Provides Incentives for Safer Construction
Scott Gurian | January 7, 2014 | More Issues, Planning, Explainer, Sandy
Program rewards Shore towns that take steps to make their residents less vulnerable to future storms
Extending Insurance May Help Small Businesses, But Not Most Individual Plans
Andrew Kitchenman | November 27, 2013 | Healthcare, Planning
Horizon indicates that remaining federal regulations still make bare-bones health coverage plans nonviable
Building a Sustainable Garden State, One Community at a Time
Jon Hurdle | November 25, 2013 | Energy & Environment, More Issues, Planning
Sustainable Jersey doesn't stop at 'green,' but includes health and wellness, diversity, and economic development
NJ Town Turns to Eminent Domain to Clean Up Blight of Foreclosed Houses
Joe Tyrrell | November 20, 2013 | More Issues, Politics, Planning
Irvington sees eminent domain as a way to eliminate boarded-up houses, bail out homeowners whose mortgages are underwater
Explainer: Putting Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act in Perspective
Scott Gurian | November 12, 2013 | More Issues, Planning, Explainer, Sandy
Law to increase insurance rates could spell trouble for residents of the Jersey Shore
Rutgers Conference Questions What New Jersey Learned from Sandy
Tom Johnson | October 15, 2013 | Energy & Environment, Planning, Sandy
More extreme storms are likely, but what has state done to safeguard people and property?
Garden State Gets a Bit 'Greener' Thanks to More Bike Lanes and Bicycle Traffic
Ricardo Kaulessar | October 8, 2013 | Planning
Urban centers like Camden and Jersey City are taking measures to accommodate and encourage bicycling, as are rural enclaves and Shore communities
Signs Point to Growing Momentum in NJ Commercial Real Estate Market
Tara Nurin | October 3, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
Top economist sees improved outlook for leasing state’s office, industrial, and retail space
NJ Supreme Court Overturns Affordable Housing Rules, Puts COAH on Tight Deadline
Colleen O'Dea | September 27, 2013 | More Issues, Social, Planning
Council has five months to come up with new quotas for low- and moderate-income housing
Sea Bright Takes Hurricane Sandy as an Opportunity to Reinvent Itself
Scott Gurian | September 9, 2013 | More Issues, Planning, Sandy
Stressing recovery and resiliency -- and a regional approach to problems -- planning initiative melds local perspective with long-term rebuilding.
Opinion: Marking Time Until the Revised State Plan Can Be Adopted
Lucy Vandenberg | August 2, 2013 | Opinion, Planning
The blueprint for growth and preservation is integral not just to development but also to quality of life in New Jersey
New Jersey Gives Innovation a Zone of Its Own
Tara Nurin | July 8, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
Innovation zones make it easy for high-tech companies and academe to collaborate, generous incentives make it easier to attract companies in the first place.
New Jersey Battles for Bigger Share of Military, Avionics Sectors
Tara Nurin | June 24, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
State's strategy melds existing talent and infrastructure with innovation sectors and industry clusters.
NJ Spotlight Conference Examines NJ After Sandy
John Mooney | June 21, 2013 | More Issues, Planning, Sandy
Panelists examine whether New Jersey’s water, energy and power infrastructure can weather next big storm.
Megadeals: Is New Jersey Out of Control?
Tara Nurin | June 20, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
Does paying tens of millions of dollars to lure new companies here or convince them to stay qualify as a sound economic policy?
Rutgers Grad Students Help Reinvent Sea Bright
Joe Hernandez | June 10, 2013 | More Issues, Social, Planning, Sandy
'Sandy Recovery Studio' works to transform sea walls and other structures into tourist attractions.
Interactive Map: Daytime Population Growth in NJ Cities and Towns
Colleen O'Dea | June 7, 2013 | More Issues, Planning, Maps, Map of the Week
Municipalities with shopping malls, large office buildings, and other large facilities can double in size during the daytime.
Opinion: Resiliency -- The Critical Next Stage Beyond Repair and Rebuilding
Lucy Vandenberg | June 3, 2013 | Opinion, More Issues, Planning
Spending billions to rebuild misses the crux of the issue, and only guarantees that billions more will be spent next time.
Trying to Get Companies to Stay Put in NJ
Colleen O'Dea | May 22, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
Bipartisan plan merges, expands economic incentives, corporate tax breaks.
Atlantic City Places Another Bet on Summer 2013
Tara Nurin | May 13, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
Despite claims of yet-another AC comeback, skeptics wonder if the casino city can reverse plunging gaming revenues.
Interactive Map: Sandy Recovery Loans
Colleen O'Dea | April 5, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Planning, Maps, Map of the Week, Sandy
Demolition Crews Finish the Job Sandy Started
Scott Gurian | March 26, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Planning, Sandy
Residents of Union Beach watch as parts of their town are reduced to rubble a second time.
Interactive Map: Assessing Damage from Superstorm Sandy
Colleen O'Dea | March 15, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Planning, Maps, Map of the Week, Sandy
Plastic Composite Could Go From NJ Landfills to Jersey Shore Boardwalks
Jon Hurdle | March 14, 2013 | Energy & Environment, More Issues, Planning, Sandy
Recycled building material developed by Rutgers scientists stands up to water, waves, other harsh conditions.
Revel Hopes Bankruptcy Reverses Fortunes of Casino in Atlantic City
Caren Chesler | February 21, 2013 | More Issues, Planning
Company also plans to tweak image to attract more traditional gamblers while maintaining luxury features.
FEMA Won't Fund New Boardwalk for Ocean Grove
Caren Chesler | February 8, 2013 | More Issues, Planning, Sandy
Shore towns are rebuilding on federal agency's dime, but Ocean Grove's privately owned beachfront leaves it in legal limbo.
Rebuild or Retreat from the Jersey Shore?
Janet Babin, WNYC News | January 31, 2013 | More Issues, Housing, Planning, Sandy
In devastated Ortley Beach, residents struggle to decide next move
Interactive Map: Tracking NJ’s Corporate Economic Subsidies
Colleen O'Dea | January 25, 2013 | More Issues, Politics, Planning, Maps, Map of the Week
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